Plastic-Free July is a movement that encourages people across the globe to reduce their single-use plastic waste for a day, a week or the entire month of July. Rebecca Prince-Ruiz created the first Plastic Free July challenge in 2011 with a small team in Australia, and it has since grown into a global movement with over 250 million participants in 177 countries.

The sad reality is that you can go to any beach in the country and are guaranteed to find some kind of plastic littering the shoreline or floating on the water’s surface. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Scary, right? So you can see the importance of this month and movement.

Shape.com came up with a great article giving you different ideas on how you can go plastic free this month and beyond. We’ll include the article below. But first, we will include one of our own ideas.

Paper Straws

On their website they mention Silicone Straws which aren’t a bad choice. However they can be more expensive than paper straws and while the set on their website mentions a cleaning kit. It doesn’t mean cleaning is easy. Germs and bacteria can stay stuck in these straws and nobody wants that. Which is why we offer Paper Straws at an affordable cost and in bulk. We offer a variety of different designs that will help you stay plastic free. You can view our paper straws here.

As promised here is the original link to the article. They mention other great ideas including reusable market bags, stainless steel water bottles, insulated food jars and more!

https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/plastic-free-july